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The Bull Frog

If you like your Navy seals or frogmen big, brawny, stoked to the eyeballs on steroids, and filled with comic-book bravado, then Captain Ed Bowen will disappoint. His size inspires nicknames like “Peanut” or “Li’l ...

Mr. Bandstand Snarled in High-Tech Tijuana

The never-aging Dick Clark, who began his career 44 years ago in Philadelphia as the host of that TV teen dance party, American Bandstand, and its forever-popular "Rate-a-Record" segment, has made millions, mostly by merchandising ...

Tide Turns for Shellfish Maverick

Most everyone who hears about Don Gilbert's proposal to replenish San Diego's coastal waters with abalone is captivated by the idea. Even officials for the California Department of Fish and Game and the City of ...

Developing debt

Developer C. Samuel Marasco, whose controversial $192 million plan to develop a commercial complex and pedestrian bridge across the San Ysidro border into Tijuana was hastily approved by a lame-duck city council late last month, ...

How much are bus ads that cover the whole length of the bus?

Wizard of Alice: My bus #41 is always covered with a huge sticker ad that covers the length of the bus like a condom. Who does this, how often, and how much? -- Ray "I ...

Why are clouds flat on the bottom?

Dear Matthew: Why are clouds flat on the bottom? -- A. Miracle, San Diego Some clouds are flat on the bottom. I'm pleased to apparently be the first to tell you that there is an ...

What is ear wax, and where does it come from?

Dear Matt: What is ear wax, and where does it come from? -- M.S.G., San Diego Inspired by your question, Ma Alice, always looking for a fast buck, is saving earwax in a little jar. ...

Visit Chino Hills State Park in winter, when emerald green grass spreads over rolling hills.

Serenely insular amid the spreading suburbs of Los Angeles, Chino Hills State Park spreads across some 13,000 acres of three counties: Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Fifty million dollars of public funds were expended in ...

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